Prof. Jens Grossklags, Ph.D.

Prof. Grossklags holds the Associate Professorship for Cyber Trust and directs the Chair of Cyber Trust at the Department of Computer Science in the TUM School of Computation, Information and Technology at the Technical University of Munich, since January 2017.

Previously, he led the Security, Privacy and Information Economics Lab, and served as the Haile Family Early Career Professor at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Grossklags was also a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Information Technology Policy, and a Lecturer of Computer Science at Princeton University. In 2009, he completed his doctoral dissertation at UC Berkeley’s School of Information advised by Professors John Chuang (chair), Teck-Hua Ho, Deirdre Mulligan and Hal Varian. While at UC Berkeley, he also obtained master’s degrees in Computer Science, and Information Management and Systems.

In addition, Dr. Grossklags has been an academic visitor at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Copenhagen Business School, EURECOM and the IMDEA Software Institute.

His published research has appeared in high quality publications at technical and social science venues, and has been honored with four best paper awards; most recently, a Distinguished Paper Award at Usenix Security 2023. He is also the recipient of two Google Faculty Research Awards. A list of publications is available on this site. Citation information is available on Google Scholar.

Dr. Grossklags has contributed to the working group on Grand Challenges in Sociotechnical Cybersecurity of the Computer Community Consortium. He also previously testified and was involved in policy-finding activities of the Federal Trade Commission, National Science Foundation, National Science and Technology Council/White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA ISAT), World Wide Web Consortium, and European Network and Information Security Agency. For example, he presented his research at the Federal Trade Commission's PrivacyCon in 2016 and 2017.

He was the technical plenary speaker on the topic of user practices and privacy and a panelist at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Annual Meeting 81 in Quebec City, Canada. Dr. Grossklags has given invited talks at Harvard University, Princeton University, Cornell University, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Michigan, HEC Lausanne, University of Cambridge, École Normale Supérieure, CyLab Japan, HP labs and DoCoMo USA laboratories and many other wonderful research universities and laboratories.

Dr. Grossklags currently serves as a department editor for Sociotechnical Security and Privacy at the IEEE Security & Privacy magazine. He recently completed a 3-year term on the editorial board of the journal Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies, and served on the editorial board of Technology Policy. He was the Program Committee Chair (jointly with Bart Preneel, KU Leuven) of FC 2016 (20th Anniversary of the International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security) and the Chair of the Special Session on Security Economics at CSF 2016 (29th IEEE Computer Security Foundations Symposium). He previously acted as the Program Committee Chair of USEC 2015 (NDSS Workshop on Usable Security), the Chair and Program Committee Chair of WEIS 2014 (Workshop on the Economics of Information Security), and the Program Committee Chair (jointly with Jean Walrand, UC Berkeley) of GameSec 2012 (Third Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security). He is an active reviewer for leading journals by the ACM, IEEE, and INFORMS, and funding organizations including the NSF, DoD and Swiss NSF.

Dr. Grossklags is a Senior Member and Lifetime Member of the ACM, and a Senior Member of the IEEE.